🐶 A bit about us. 

At Butternut, we put the food back into dog food. We believe dogs deserve to eat the healthiest, most natural and tastiest food with none of the nasties. That’s why we make freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions. #LI-Hybrid

Our goal is to help dogs live healthier, happier and longer lives whilst leaving humans smiling after every interaction. We’ve come a long way since our co-founders (Kev & Dave) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box 7+ years now, we now feed a lot of dogs across the UK, Ireland, Benelux and Poland - but we want to feed dogs everywhere. And to do this, we need a team of brilliant people who share that ambition to come and work with us. 

As a B-Corp certified company; you can be sure you are joining a sustainable company who care about our people, product and our impact on the environment.

📣  A bit about the role.  

We're thrilled to be bringing our fresh dog food to Germany, and we need a visionary leader like you to pioneer this exciting journey. As the Germany Country Director, you'll be at the helm of our launch. You’ll play a pivotal role transforming our proven mission and brand into a household name for dog owners across the nation. Your goal is clear – establish us as the the number 1 pet brand in Germany.

You will be responsible for the market entry strategy and overall business growth in Germany, from both a top line as well as bottom line perspective. A successful candidate will have eCommerce/D2C experience with an exceptional customer focus and a solid understanding of the German consumer market.

You will be empowered to build your team and coach them to be a a high performing team on the ground, you will play a crucial role in shaping the culture and identity of the team. You will be a motivational leader know knows how to flex between mentoring and coaching.

This role isn't just a job; it's an opportunity to sculpt an entirely new market landscape and make tails wag all over Germany!

🌱 In this role, you can expect to…

  • Own the launch and operation of Butternut in the Germany, including running point on in-market hands-on execution, day-to-day operations, and commercial strategy.
  • Support building out of the German entity, hiring a team and implementing existing processes, ensuring connectivity with the UK team (what we call the 'Box Office') - both functionally and culturally.
  • Develop and build strong and collaborative relationships with the team in the UK and other country directors
  • Live and breathe the Butternut values. Consistently putting the customer first in your decision making, ensuring they always have the best possible experience.
  • Bring the Butternut brand alive in a new market, curating it towards the local audience.
  • Own the German P&L, continually driving efficient ways to spend cash and grow sustainably

👋  A bit about you. 

  • We are looking for someone who is bilingual, fluency in German and English.
  • Proven experience in a growth focused or commercial role with strong commercial acumen to own the German P&L
  • A self-starter who is happy to roll their sleeves up, and feels comfortable with the uncertainty and ambiguity that comes with a new challenge.
  • Great at building and developing teams, with a track record of identifying top talent & coaching a high performing team
  • Fantastic communication skills with the ability to adapt to different audiences and cultures; is unafraid to challenge something when necessary and welcomes input from others
  • Proven experience in establishing and nurturing relationships across global boundaries, capable to build rapport with stakeholders from all our locations

 🙌 A bit about what we offer.

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and an additional day for every year of service 
  • Equity package as part of our ownership culture
  • 5 paid 'paws' days per year to support to learning and/or wellbeing
  • €500 personal learning & development budget 
  • Butternut Box employee discount 
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Pension
  • Opportunities to meet lots of dogs 

❗️A few things to note: 

  • Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.
  • As our business has grown so has our responsibility to our community, our planet and our business. We are not perfect, but we are committed to doing business the right way and continually improving our social and environmental performance.
  • We're not afraid of putting extra weight on candidates from underrepresented groups. We want strong, diverse teams built from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We're ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.
  • We are not looking for external agency support with this role.


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